I am here at the biggest musical festival in the country. South by Soutwest, better known as SXSW, is here in Austin, TX.
I got here a week ago for the Interactive and Film festivals and decided to stick around a bit. There are some pretty cool blog posts, photos and even video I've shot from here. I am tired but happy and having my mind blown constantly by inspiring people.
So here are the quick hits since I'm in a rush. Live. Text and Video all coming up.
AUDITION IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS TONIGHT
I'm auditioning for Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" show on TV One.
I get to perform for THREE MINUTES, and the winner gets a 30 minute TV special. I assume there's some other qualifications between the three minutes and the 30, but since I'm in Texas, I thought I'd get up there.
Hyena's Comedy Club
2525 E. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, Texas 76010
$17.50 in advance - call 817-226-5233
$20 at the door
tell your Dallas/Ft Worth people to roll out.
MY WEEKLY DIG COLUMN IS LIVE
Headline: Barack Obama Likes Mayonnaise!
and my column now has a name
it's "goodCRIMETHINK" also the name of my blog. I am now a global brand!!
A REVEREND PROTESTING AGAINST THE SHOPOCALYPSE?
One of the most exciting movies to come out of SXSW is "What Would Jesus Buy?"
It's a documentary about real-life performance artist/activist Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir. These folks are out to truly save Christmas and indeed America from overconsumption. I caught their Starbucks protest here in Austin last Saturday, and the video got a YouTube Honor.